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MS Thr 883

Illustrated sheet music, 1839-1948:Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Location: pf
Call No.: MS Thr 883
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Illustrated sheet music,
Date(s): 1839-1948.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English and French.
Abstract: Illustrated sheet music featuring royalty and military personalities, flowers and plants, games and pastimes, and modes of transportation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Illustrated Sheet Music, 1839-1948 (MS Thr 883). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Organized into the following series: Original series arrangement, including series titles, from collector Fredric Woodbridge Wilson has been retained.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes illustrated sheet music and sheet music covers from the 19th and 20th-centuries. Featured topics and subjects include royalty and military personalities, flowers, fruits, trees, plants, sports, games, pastimes, ships, transportation, and the transatlantic cable.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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